Period: Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D.
Medium: Glass; cast and cased; carved and ground
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (9.5 x 5.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number: 81.10.349
Roman decorative arts include subjects that are of an explicit sexual nature. Scenes of lovemaking appear on everyday objects such as pottery and terracotta lamps, but they are also featured on luxury items such as silver and, as here, on cameo glass drinking cups.